Thirsk stalwart Wyrill passes run milestone

Des Wyrill batting for Thirsk
Des Wyrill batting for Thirsk

Thirsk CC legend Des Wyrill passed 90,000 career runs on Bank Holiday Monday as his Thirsk side claimed a nine wicket success against relegated Thorp Arch and Boston Spa.

Wyrill scored a fluent half century as Thirsk underlined their rating as the in-form side in Division Two.

Thorp Arch fell away from 62-2 to 117 all out batting first as James Wilkinson 3-37 and Barry Petty 3-20 put the home side in firm control.

When Thirsk replied, Harry Consett was the only man out for 18 as Wyrill (51no) went on to make his third fifty of the season.

Captain Mark Cook also struck 29 not out as Thirsk knocked off the runs without further ado. The victory meant Thirsk have taken a points haul of 132 in their last five games. Saturday’s clash at Clifton Alliance 2nds was abandoned with Thirsk well set.

Wyrill again impressed as he struck 37 before Kieran Fenwick’s 71 helped Thirsk post 218-9 . But the rain came down with Alliance on 22-1.

Sixth-placed Thirsk host Londesborough Park on Saturday.

All-rounder Gary Blackburn inspired Studley Royal to claim a winning draw at runaway York Senior League leaders Woodhouse Grange on Bank Holiday Monday.

Blackburn thrashed 12 fours and two sixes in a 72-ball 75 as he helped The Royals post 203-8 from their 50 overs.

Rob Mackle supported with 31 and Anthony Mackle added a valuable run-a-ball 22 from number eight.

Grange bowler Steve Burdett was the main thorn in Studley’s side as he took 4-49.

Blackburn followed up his impressive batting with 3-35 in Grange’s reply.

Steve Walmsley also took 3-41 as The Royals kept the home batsman in check. But Mike Burdett’s unbeaten 55 staved off The Royals’ victory assault as Woodhouse ended on 180-7.

Satuday’s clash at home to Sewerby was abandoned with the visitors on 67-3 . Studley moved up to fourth in the Premier Division, 14 points behind Stamford Bridge in third. Matt Pickles’ side travel to mid-table Easingwold on Saturday.

Sessay jumped back up to third in Division One as they eased past already relegated Harrogate 2nds by seven wickets on Monday.

But their hopes of an immediate return to the Premier are over as they fell more than 90 points behind leading pair Hull Zingari and Fenner with only three games to go.

Sessay toppled the hosts for 112 with Stuart Peirse ripping through the order to end with 5-18 from 11 overs.

Peirse bowled five maidens as Harrogate found runscoring tough. Tim Hall also grabbed 2-25.

Mark Wilkie saw Sessay home to a comfortable victory as he stroked an unbeaten half century as fellow opener Hall struck four fours in his 36.

Tom Wilkinson fell without scoring, and Matthew Till could only add seven, but Nick Thorne joined Wilkie to ease past the score. Sessay’s home clash against Bridlington on Saturday was washed out.

Stephen Langstaff’s men visit Pickering on Saturday.

Ripon’s Division Three clash at Pocklington was abandoned on Saturday, before they lost by three wickets to Duncombe Park on Monday.

Tom Leeming’s eighth-placed side welcome Carlton Towers this Saturday.